an aerial view of downtown Vancouver, BC

Your CleanBC EPR Questions Answered

Have Questions About the CleanBC EPR Requirement? TCA Has Answers! As part of the CleanBC sustainability initiative here in British Columbia, many strata complexes have been required to develop an Electrical Planning Report, or EPR for short. This comprehensive report outlines electrical capacity and needed upgrades for strata complexes throughout the province in order to […]

worker looking at electrical power poles in sunset TCA Electric Vancouver, BC

Electrical Planning Report (EPR) Strata Incentives & Benefits

Here’s What the Electrical Planning Report Means for Strata—and Some Key Financial Incentives The CleanBC initiative has brought about many new programs here in British Columbia, all aimed at fostering greater sustainability and energy-efficient practices. Electrical systems have consistently been a target for improvement, and in December 2023, the government of British Columbia passed a […]

Photo of an EV charger installed outside a home in Canada

Cost to Install EV Charger at Home Canada

The Cost of an EV Charger Installation Can Vary Throughout the country, Canadian drivers are switching from gas-powered to electric vehicles, joining an ongoing revolution in the way we get around. Year over year, Canada has experienced a notable rise in the adoption of electric vehicles, fueled by government incentives and an increasing consumer consciousness […]

TCA's team of electricians poses for a photo in North Vancouver

TCA Electric Named Best Electrical Contractor in 2024

Industry Oversight Evaluated 55 Electrical Contractors to Find the Best For our team here at TCA Electric, we’re always aiming to be the best electrical contractor we can, providing quality service and excellent customer service for our customers. Now we’ve been recognized once more for our work as electricians, as Industry Oversight has identified us […]

EV charging station parking spots completed by TCA's talented contractors

How to Take Full Advantage of the CleanBC EV Charger Rebate Program

BC Hydro’s CleanBC EV Charger Rebate Program Provides Significant Financial Incentives For owners and residents of strata housing looking to upgrade their multifamily buildings, BC Hydro’s CleanBC EV Charger Rebate Program is a major source of financial incentives to reduce upfront costs. And with so much funding available through this program, it’s crucial that all […]

Modern home trends

2024 Home Automation Trends to Watch

AI and smart home technology have evolved far beyond mere buzzwords. Back in 2019, TCA Electric was quick to spot the rising popularity of home automation trends such as smart home security, lighting, and TVs. Vancouver residents were eager to embrace the latest modern conveniences. But what lies ahead for home automation? We’re glad you […]

Services upgrades for electrical panel installations

What Is Involved in Upgrading to 200 Amp Service?

Upgrading Your Home to 200 Amp Service? Here’s What the Process Looks Like While 100-amp panels were once the norm, this amount of electrical service is becoming obsolete in the face of today’s energy demands. Most households will require at least 200 amps of electrical service, especially as more and more electrical upgrades are added […]

car using an EV charger in Vancouver, BC

2024 BC EV Rebate List

A Complete List of All BC EV Rebate Options for 2024 Canada is investing heavily into electric vehicle adoption, and this is especially true here in British Columbia. We’ve seen numerous rebates made available to homeowners, business owners, strata stakeholders, and everyday drivers—so many that it may seem hard to keep track of them all. […]

An electrical panel that may be in need of an upgrade

Breaker Box Replacement Cost: What to Expect

Learn More About the Cost of a Breaker Box Replacement For many homeowners, the cost of a breaker box replacement tends to be among the more significant home upgrades they’ll face. However, the exact cost to replace or upgrade your electrical panel varies quite a bit. This can make it tricky to plan financially for […]

an EV parking symbol painted in a multifamily garage

BC Hydro EV Ready Plan Explained

BC Hydro Approved Further Funding for the EV Ready Plan Rebate We received exciting news toward the end of 2023, as BC Hydro secured further funding for their CleanBC Go Electric EV charger rebate program. This rebate program has provided rebates for single-family homeowners, business owners, and stakeholders of multifamily strata. With the renewed funding, […]